Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. It is operated by Phil Ruffin. Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival games at the Carnival Midway, it has 123,928 square feet of casino space. Circus Circus is the largest permanent big top in the world; the Lucky The Clown marquee at the entrance was provided by Young Electric Sign Company and was constructed in 1976. Previous owners of Circus Circus Las Vegas were Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin, Mandalay Resort Group, MGM Resorts International. Circus Circus was opened on October 1968 by Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin. Architects Rissman and Rissman Associates designed a giant circus tent shaped main structure, built by R. C. Johnson Construction of Las Vegas. At its opening, the $15 million facility only included a casino; the lack of a hotel resulted in financial problems, as the casino was not able to attract high rollers. Sarno obtained a $23 million loan from the Teamsters Pension Fund to construct a hotel.
As part of the arrangement, the Chicago Outfit's enforcer, Anthony Spilotro was granted a gift shop concession in the hotel. In addition to a government investigation into the organized-crime connections and Mallin were being investigated for tax code violations; the casino's financial problems continued and Sarno, along with his partner Stanley Mallin, decided to sell out. In 1974, ownership changed with the sale of the casino to William Bennett and William Pennington for $25 million, becoming the first property of what would become Circus Circus Enterprises; the facility was expanded with hotel tower additions in 1972, 1975, 1980, 1986, 1996. In 2019, MGM Resorts International sold Circus Circus to Phil Ruffin, owner of the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, for $825 million; the sale included the adjacent Slots-A-Fun Casino. Ruffin plans to have a 2,000-seat theater built in front of Circus Circus at a cost of $11 million; the theater would blend in with the property's facade. Ruffin intends to keep the resort's Adventuredome amusement park.
Ruffin plans to turn the property's RV park into a swimming pool complex with a wave machine, sand beaches and a lazy river ride. The hotel rooms are located in several buildings including: The West Tower The Casino Tower The Skyrise Tower Circus Circus Manor Motor Lodge RV Park Circus Circus offers: Slots-A-Fun Casino Ballrooms – space for up to 600 people Race and Sports Book – 80 seats, with 18 big screens Three swimming pools "Chapel of the Fountain" The Adventuredome is a 5-acre indoor amusement park located within the resort; the park is inside a large pink glass dome connected to the hotel and offers 25 rides and attractions including the Canyon Blaster roller coaster, rock climbing wall, 18-hole miniature golf course, an arcade, clown shows, Xtreme Zone, Pikes Pass, Virtual Reality Zone, Midway Games, carnival-type games. Splash Zone Las Vegas Newest Water Park, it features thrilling a kiddie playground. The hotel's famous midway was featured in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.
In his journalistic novel of the early 1970s, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson wrote, "The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war; this is the sixth Reich. The ground floor is full of gambling tables, like all the other casinos... but the place is about four stories high, in the style of a circus tent, all manner of strange County-Fair/Polish Carnival madness is going on up in this space." When the Thompson work was adapted to film in 1998, the fictional "Bazooko Circus" was a thinly veiled stand-in for the world-famed resort, which had refused permission for the filmmakers to shoot on their property. The Adventuredome Theme Park and the Canyon Blaster roller coaster were featured in the 1999 movie Baby Geniuses; the theme park was known as Joyworld in the movie. Characters in 1977's post-apocalyptic Damnation Alley seek out at the abandoned Circus Circus to play. In Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Vanessa sneak into the Circus Circus.
In the 1992 movie Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, the oversized child Adam is shown laughing and smiling at the Lucky the Clown pylon. The Midway was featured in the 1978 film Corvette Summer, when Mark Hamill was being lured into a scam by a "salesman". In the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Circus Circus is featured as The Clown's Pocket. A recreation of the hotel called "Ringmaster" can be found in the 2014 racing video game The Crew, near the northern end of the strip. In the TV series Vega$, private detective Dan Tanna lived in a converted warehouse next to Circus Circus, was shown driving past the resort in his classic Ford Thunderbird. Official website
KSOM was an FM radio station at 92.1 MHz in Tucson, operating between 1962 and 1965. The station was known as the "Sound of Music" with a classical music format. After filing for its construction permit on July 17, 1961, KSOM went on the air March 12, 1962, from studios and transmitter at 2126 S. Alvernon Way in Tucson, broadcasting 12 hours a day, it broadcast classical music. KSOM claimed the distinction of being the first stereo FM station in southern Arizona; the station formed a pact with KEPI in Phoenix to form the "Arizona FM Stereo Network", with combined news programming. On the night of May 4, 1963, David Paladin, the station's program director, was anchoring a late newscast at about 11:45 p.m. when he noticed a "big blanket of smoke" drift into the studio. After asking listeners to call the fire department, he fled the building. While the fire did not damage the studios, the transmitter exhaust system took in smoke and damaged the equipment, causing an estimated $35,000 in damage and taking KSOM off the air.
After the fire, KSOM rebuilt its studios in the Mayer-Alameda building at 110 E. Alameda; the new studio was furnished with Schafer automation equipment, the second such installation in Arizona, put into service on July 22, 1963. While the transmitter remained at the former Alvernon studio site, KSOM sought to improve its coverage. In November 1964, the FCC granted a construction permit to move to 92.9 FM and change station classes from A to C, with 38,000 watts of effective radiated power. KSOM operated through most of 1965, though it twice suffered thefts at its Alvernon Way transmitter facility, in which tape recorders were stolen in May and in September. In a separate May incident, a fire destroyed $3,500 of equipment in KSOM's transmitter room. On February 15, 1966, the Federal Communications Commission dismissed KSOM's license renewal application for failure to prosecute
Laser Time is a podcast network. The network's namesake show, Laser Time is a weekly comedy podcast. Other shows on the network feature the former hosts of TalkRadar, a popular podcast featured on the GamesRadar online video game journalistic website; the podcast is hosted by former GamesRadar editor Chris Antista with regular guests including PC Gamer editor Tyler Wilde, former Capcom online community manager Brett Elston, former GamesRadar employee Henry Gilbert and others. Many of said critics and journalists have been featured on TalkRadar; the podcast is a non-scripted comedy-based discussion featuring sound clip examples with each episode based around a central theme ranging from certain genres or specifics examples of programming or from the medium. In addition to the regular hosts, other guests include those from other publications, such as those from other Future Publishing names, including PlayStation: The Official Magazine and independent video game developers. Other guests have included Dan Amrich, Brent Weinbach, Seth Killian and crossovers with Bob Mackey and the Retronauts podcast.
The main website features news stories, new media release articles and comedy pieces along with an online community forum and a Twitch gaming stream channel. The network hosts several companion podcasts hosted by other regular guests of the titular podcast as part of the "Laser Time Network". Exclusive to the podcast's Patreon supporters, Bonus Time is a weekly companion to the main Laser Time podcast hosted by Chris Antista, Dave Rudden and Matthew Jay. After Antista's move back to Florida the show has feature his local friends Sam and Sarah with occasional guest; the latest podcast created as a result of Patreon supporters. Brett Elston and Diana Goodman host a nostalgia-themed podcast taking a look at events that took place 30, 20 and 10 years prior to the week of the podcast. Brett has been replaced with Chris Antista and Sara. Beginning in February 2013, former Official Xbox Magazine editor Mikel Reparaz of GamesRadar and TalkRadar, hosts "Vidjagame Apocalypse", a throwback to TalkRadar that features news and discussions about video games, with some episodes featuring journalists from other game sites including GamesRadar.
Laser Time was in connection with VGMpire hosted by Brett Elston that features and discusses video game music. The show was separate from the website, only featured on iTunes but has since become featured with the other podcasts. In June 2015, a new podcast, Talking Simpsons, hosted by Retronauts host Bob Mackey became available to the podcast's patrons on Patreon; the podcast focuses on discussing each episode from the long-running animated series The Simpsons in chronological order. The first season of the podcast is exclusive to Patreon donators, while following seasons are available to the general public; the show is covering the show's eighth season and has consisted of interviews with Simpsons alumni such as Bill Oakley. The show would be spun-off into its own network with its own Patreon. Chris Antista's final appearance was on the episode "Mother Simpsons" on March 13, 2018; the show has continued as a separate network with each episode featuring a special guest. The Talking Simpsons network launched its second show, "What a Cartoon!" which features an random episode of a different show each week on March 12, 2018.
Older episodes of Talking Simpsons can still be found on the Lasertime Network. Cape Crisis, was a weekly show hosted by Henry Gilbert that premiered on February 24, 2012; the show ran for 200 episodes, with various specials throughout its life span coming to a conclusion on June 18, 2016. The show predominantly featured news and discussion about comic books and other forms of sequential art; the show was cancelled following a career change for Gilbert but returns for one-off episodes where Gilbert talks about recent events or releases in the comic book world. Following from Laser Time episode "Wrestlin' Buddies", an episode about professional wrestling, Dave Rudden began another separate podcast known as Cheap Popcast in November, 2012 that discusses the topic in greater detail, particularity current news in World Wrestling Entertainment; the original Laser Time episode was re-posted and became the "official" second episode of Cheap Popcast. Unlike the other podcasts, the show was released on a monthly basis near the same time as an upcoming pay-per-view wrestling event each month.
The show gets its name from a term coined by the professional wrestling community: "Cheap Pop" which refers to a performer generating positive crowd reaction by complimenting the locals of a venue. All podcasts are featured on iTunes and zune for free; the final episode of Cheap Popcast was uploaded on November 7, 2017. Episode 100 is assumed to be the final episode as Henry Gilbert and Dave Rudden are no longer involved with the Lasertime Network. In a review by CraveOnline for the original Laser Time podcast, reviewer Christian Krauspe called it "absolutely hilarious" in addition to the "undeniable chemistry" of the hosts and guests. Official website
Alex James McRae is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. McRae attended Eisenhower High School in New Berlin and played college baseball at Jacksonville University; as a junior, he was 5–7 with a 6.06 ERA in 16 games. After his junior year, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft and he signed. After signing, McRae made his professional debut with the Jamestown Jammers where he was 3–6 with a 6.21 ERA in 15 starts. In 2015 he played for the West Virginia Power where he pitched to an 8–9 record and 4.98 ERA in 28 games, in 2016 he pitched for both the Bradenton Marauders and Altoona Curve, compiling a combined 11–10 record and 3.88 ERA in 28 games. He spent 2017 with Altoona, he began 2018 with the Indianapolis Indians. McRae was called up to the majors for the first time on July 7, 2018; the Pirates designated him for assignment after the season.
He had his contract selected on May 27, 2019. McRae was outrighted off the Pirates roster on November 4, elected free agency on November 7. On January 8, 2020, McRae signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox that included an invitation to spring training. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference
The 2020 United States Senate election in Georgia will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Georgia, concurrently with the 2020 U. S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. The primary elections will be held on May 19, 2020, with a potential run off set for July 21; the incumbent is Republican David Perdue, first elected in 2014 and is running for a second term in the class 2 seat. Georgia's other senator Johnny Isakson announced his resignation in 2019, so there will be a concurrent special election for the class 3 seat. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the regular or special election, each of the top two finishers will advance to a run-off election, to be held on January 5, 2021. David Perdue, incumbent U. S. Senator Derrick Grayson and former candidate for U.
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Joh Keun-shik is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Joh debuted with a creative and interesting comedy, as well as a box-office hit, his second feature Once in a Summer, which displays his nostalgia and warm approach to directing, clinched Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor at the 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards in 2007. His latest film is the South Korean-Chinese romantic comedy My New Sassy Girl, a sequel to My Sassy Girl starred Cha Tae-hyun as the male lead. A graduate from the film department of Seoul Institute of the Arts, Jo majored in directing at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. Seventeen - cinematographer Free To Fly - cinematographer Wan-Na-Be - director, cinematographer Lies - assistant director Interview - actor Conduct Zero - director, writer Twentidentity - actor Once in a Summer - director, screenwriter Wish - directing department My New Sassy Girl - director 2007 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Director Joh Keun-shik at the Korean Movie Database Joh Keun-shik on IMDb Joh Keun-shik at HanCinema